Jun 3, 2015 by

Union of Concerned Scientists
Call and Urge Your Member of Congress to Protect Science-Based Safeguards

Any day now, the House of Representatives will vote on a bill that could significantly undermine science-based safeguards we currently take for granted. Everything from global warming emissions reductions, to drug safety protections, to fracking safety measures could be at risk.

In the name of free trade, the bill known as “Fast Track” would block science’s ability to inform policy making on countless issues that deeply effect our health and safety.

Call now and tell Rep. Ted Lieu to vote “NO” on the Fast Track bill: .

How can you be sure your dinner tonight is safe to eat? Or that the medicine you take won’t hurt you? What about the children’s toys your family will play with this weekend? If the Fast Track bill passes, it will be much harder for you to be sure you’re making safe choices for your family. Multinational corporations such as Koch Industries, GlaxoSmithKline, and Dow Chemical will be able to secretly influence trade deals, avoid public or policy-maker review, and even sue countries that have public health and safety protections in place whenever the corporation feels those protections threaten their profits!

Your representative is facing intense pressure from corporations and President Obama to push Fast Track through. Rep. Lieu needs to hear from you today that the Fast Track bill puts the health and safety of people in your district at risk: .

While international trade is important, there’s no excuse for giving corporations a blank check to pursue profit at the expense of our health, safety, and environment-especially when trade steamrolls the role of science and transparency in our democracy.


Danielle Fox
Outreach Coordinator
Center for Science and Democracy
Union of Concerned Scientists


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